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# hpsc - Friday 8 April, 2022

Coronavirus: 5,883 new cases and 1,182 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU
# DAILY FIGURES
# DAILY FIGURES

Coronavirus: 5,883 new cases and 1,182 patients in hospital, including 58 in ICU

Apr 8th 2022, 3:23 PM 13,444 Views 11 Comments

The Department of Health announced the figures in a statement this afternoon.

# hpsc - Friday 18 February, 2022

Flu viruses now circulating in Ireland with reported rise in cases over past week
# Flu
# Flu

Flu viruses now circulating in Ireland with reported rise in cases over past week

Updated Feb 18th 2022, 11:30 AM 33,534 Views 35 Comments

The HPSC said flu activity “significantly increased” last week.

# hpsc - Thursday 25 November, 2021

Three confirmed cases of the flu last week
# Winter Flu Season
# Winter Flu Season

Three confirmed cases of the flu last week

Nov 25th 2021, 6:01 PM 41,837 Views 24 Comments

No flu hospitalised or critical-care cases were notified during the past six weeks.

# hpsc - Friday 12 November, 2021

HPSC reports no new cases of flu for second week
# Flu
# Flu

HPSC reports no new cases of flu for second week

Nov 12th 2021, 11:14 AM 11,673 Views 14 Comments

Cases of another common respiratory virus are on the rise.

# hpsc - Friday 5 November, 2021

'Early days' for the spread of the flu as no cases reported in the last week
# Flu
# Flu

'Early days' for the spread of the flu as no cases reported in the last week

Nov 5th 2021, 4:00 PM 11,790 Views 12 Comments

The HPSC has not recorded any flu cases in the last week.

# hpsc - Thursday 28 October, 2021

Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed
# Influenza
# Influenza

Ireland's first two flu cases of the season have been confirmed

Oct 28th 2021, 7:10 PM 88,086 Views 45 Comments
  • The HSE recently launched its winter flu vaccine programme, with children aged 2-17 offered a flu nasal spray.
  • Usually in Ireland, 200-500 people die from the flu each winter - but there were no recorded cases last year.
  • The HPSC has said that global flu detections have increased in recent weeks, "albeit at low levels".

# hpsc - Friday 1 October, 2021

70% of Covid-19 patients admitted to ICU in the last six months were unvaccinated
# Vaccines
# Vaccines

70% of Covid-19 patients admitted to ICU in the last six months were unvaccinated

Oct 1st 2021, 2:06 PM 27,378 Views 47 Comments

There have been 70 fully vaccinated people admitted to ICU with a breakthrough infection since April.

# hpsc - Sunday 18 July, 2021

Syphilis outbreak partly caused by 'significant restrictions' on access to testing during Covid
# Syphilis
# Syphilis

Syphilis outbreak partly caused by 'significant restrictions' on access to testing during Covid

Jul 18th 2021, 8:30 AM 43,117 Views 47 Comments

The number of cases are exceeding those seen before the Covid-19 pandemic.

# hpsc - Wednesday 26 May, 2021

Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes
# Nursing Homes
# Nursing Homes

Hiqa report reveals some main factors behind Covid-19 outbreaks in nursing homes

May 26th 2021, 11:34 AM 13,283 Views 4 Comments

Community incidence rates near homes and the number of beds within homes were among the factors.

# hpsc - Friday 30 April, 2021

National Covid-19 wastewater surveillance programme to begin next month
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

National Covid-19 wastewater surveillance programme to begin next month

Apr 30th 2021, 12:33 PM 13,524 Views 12 Comments

The programme will measure the level of SARS-CoV-2 in wastewater within 68 wastewater catchment areas.

# hpsc - Monday 21 December, 2020

HSE's disease surveillance centre receives €3m funding boost for 43 permanent roles
# Covid19
# Covid19

HSE's disease surveillance centre receives €3m funding boost for 43 permanent roles

Dec 21st 2020, 12:05 AM 26,119 Views 12 Comments

The HPSC is Ireland’s specialist agency for the surveillance of communicable diseases.

# hpsc - Friday 23 October, 2020

How this week's Covid-19 data compares to last week
# Covid19
# Covid19

How this week's Covid-19 data compares to last week

Updated Oct 23rd 2020, 10:00 AM 51,906 Views 26 Comments

On day one of Level 5 let’s look at the spread of Covid-19 in Ireland – and how the data compares with last week.

# hpsc - Thursday 15 October, 2020

There are 2,475 'open' outbreaks of Covid-19 in Ireland with 522 new outbreaks notified last week
# HPSC
# HPSC

There are 2,475 'open' outbreaks of Covid-19 in Ireland with 522 new outbreaks notified last week

Oct 15th 2020, 11:45 AM 27,577 Views 33 Comments

The HPSC published its latest report on outbreaks and clusters in Ireland this morning.

# hpsc - Sunday 27 September, 2020

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19
# HSE
# HSE

INMO backs decision to publish ethnicity data for healthcare workers who contract Covid-19

Sep 27th 2020, 7:15 AM 19,411 Views 8 Comments

Data from the UK suggests that BAME healthcare workers were more likely to die from Covid-19.

# hpsc - Friday 18 September, 2020

Pubs and restaurants expected to close, but the data around Covid outbreaks paints a complex picture
# Dublin
# Dublin

Pubs and restaurants expected to close, but the data around Covid outbreaks paints a complex picture

Sep 18th 2020, 11:35 AM 125,099 Views 97 Comments

The industry has said that few cases are linked to pubs and restaurants but international studies suggest dining out could be a factor in the spread of the disease.

# hpsc - Tuesday 15 September, 2020

Data shows Ireland's 14-day incidence rate now 46.8, Dublin double that at 89.1
# 14-DAY INCIDENCE
# 14-DAY INCIDENCE

Data shows Ireland's 14-day incidence rate now 46.8, Dublin double that at 89.1

Sep 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 50,941 Views 67 Comments

Dublin – which has seen a spike in cases since late August – is highest at 89.1 while Sligo is the lowest at 3.1 per 100,000.

# hpsc - Saturday 12 September, 2020

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff
# Flu Season
# Flu Season

HSE set to face difficult task in reaching flu vaccination targets for healthcare staff

Sep 12th 2020, 8:30 AM 26,708 Views 29 Comments

Rates of healthcare worker vaccine uptake, particularly in nursing homes, remain low.

# hpsc - Wednesday 9 September, 2020

New data shows 2,018 Covid-19 outbreaks in private homes
# Covid19
# Covid19

New data shows 2,018 Covid-19 outbreaks in private homes

Sep 9th 2020, 11:18 AM 25,423 Views 35 Comments

The total number of workplace outbreaks is 85, including 31 in meat processing plants.

# hpsc - Tuesday 8 September, 2020

Debunked: The claims in this Facebook video about suicide figures and number of Covid deaths in Ireland are inaccurate
# Factcheck
# Factcheck

Debunked: The claims in this Facebook video about suicide figures and number of Covid deaths in Ireland are inaccurate

Sep 8th 2020, 8:23 PM 10,393 Views 14 Comments

In the video, Ben Gilroy makes a number of false and misleading claims about coronavirus and suicide in Ireland.

FactFind: No, it's not correct to say just 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland
# Misinformation
# Misinformation

FactFind: No, it's not correct to say just 100 people have died from Covid-19 in Ireland

Sep 8th 2020, 4:08 PM 159,274 Views 114 Comments

A widely shared Facebook video incorrectly claims that 100 people, not 1,777, have died because of the virus in Ireland.

# hpsc - Thursday 2 July, 2020

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI
# New Guidelines
# New Guidelines

Social distancing rules mean it's inevitable students won't be back in school full-time - ASTI

Updated Jul 2nd 2020, 8:27 AM 49,962 Views 119 Comments

Teachers’ unions will appear before the Dáil’s Covid-19 committee today.

# hpsc - Monday 1 June, 2020

Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19
# HSE
# HSE

Healthcare staff 'considered immune' for three months after recovering from Covid-19

Jun 1st 2020, 12:10 AM 49,405 Views 40 Comments

Guidance regarding immunity and healthcare workers was compiled by the HSE.

# hpsc - Wednesday 20 May, 2020

A total of 36 children aged under 15 have been hospitalised with Covid-19
# HPSC
# HPSC

A total of 36 children aged under 15 have been hospitalised with Covid-19

May 20th 2020, 8:56 AM 35,197 Views 116 Comments

The latest county-by-county breakdown shows Leitrim, Sligo, Waterford and Carlow have the least amount of cases.

# hpsc - Monday 6 April, 2020

There are now 99 clusters of Covid-19 in nursing homes and residential settings around Ireland
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

There are now 99 clusters of Covid-19 in nursing homes and residential settings around Ireland

Updated Apr 6th 2020, 6:00 PM 48,470 Views 53 Comments

Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan confirmed the increase in clusters this evening.

# hpsc - Sunday 5 April, 2020

50 clusters of Covid-19 identified in nursing homes, new health data shows
# Outbreaks
# Outbreaks

50 clusters of Covid-19 identified in nursing homes, new health data shows

Apr 5th 2020, 12:39 PM 22,752 Views 26 Comments

This number of clusters rose by ten in the space of one day, according to data from the HPSC.

# hpsc - Saturday 4 April, 2020

Harris announces new supports for nursing homes after 40 clusters identified across the country
# HPSC
# HPSC

Harris announces new supports for nursing homes after 40 clusters identified across the country

Updated Apr 4th 2020, 2:15 PM 57,066 Views 99 Comments

Figures correct as of midnight on Wednesday were released this morning by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

# hpsc - Friday 3 April, 2020

New figures show 38 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland's nursing homes
# Outbreak
# Outbreak

New figures show 38 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland's nursing homes

Apr 3rd 2020, 12:29 PM 29,266 Views 20 Comments

Nursing homes now account for 23.8% of Covid-19 clusters in the country.

# hpsc - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

New report shows there are now 118 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland, with 24 in nursing homes
# Data Breakdown
# Data Breakdown

New report shows there are now 118 clusters of Covid-19 in Ireland, with 24 in nursing homes

Apr 1st 2020, 2:04 PM 39,902 Views 21 Comments

That’s according to the latest data by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre.

# hpsc - Thursday 26 March, 2020

Most Irish coronavirus cases contracted in Ireland - new stats give full breakdown on Covid-19
# HPSC
# HPSC

Most Irish coronavirus cases contracted in Ireland - new stats give full breakdown on Covid-19

Mar 26th 2020, 12:24 PM 199,935 Views 45 Comments

Three children under the age of one have contracted the virus so far.

# hpsc - Friday 25 October, 2019

Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital
# Mumps
# Mumps

Dublin universities send warnings to students over mumps outbreak in the capital

Oct 25th 2019, 6:10 AM 14,385 Views 18 Comments

In September, Health Protection Surveillance Centre was notified of 69 cases of mumps.

# hpsc - Monday 4 March, 2019

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin
# Vaccine
# Vaccine

Another measles outbreak confirmed, this time in north Dublin

Mar 4th 2019, 5:56 PM 36,236 Views 64 Comments

There have been five cases since the start of February.

# hpsc - Friday 16 November, 2018

'The worst I've seen yet': Concern as number of HIV and STI diagnoses rise this year
# Safe Sex
# Safe Sex

'The worst I've seen yet': Concern as number of HIV and STI diagnoses rise this year

Nov 16th 2018, 12:05 AM 40,295 Views 54 Comments

A total of 11,078 STI diagnoses have been reported so far this year.

# hpsc - Saturday 7 January, 2017

Seven people have died from flu this winter as medics warn people to take care
# Warning
# Warning

Seven people have died from flu this winter as medics warn people to take care

Jan 7th 2017, 2:33 PM 26,312 Views 36 Comments

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre said 341 people were admitted to hospital for flu in the last two weeks of 2016.

# hpsc - Friday 16 January, 2015

Flu vaccine doesn't exactly match the flu that's going around
# Achoo
# Achoo

Flu vaccine doesn't exactly match the flu that's going around

Jan 16th 2015, 6:01 PM 12,640 Views 15 Comments

Yesterday the HSE warned that flu rates are on the rise.

# hpsc - Friday 17 October, 2014

This is what will happen if a person in Ireland gets Ebola
# If And When
# If And When

This is what will happen if a person in Ireland gets Ebola

Oct 17th 2014, 7:00 AM 23,951 Views 58 Comments

Plans are in place for a number of different scenarios.

# hpsc - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Students told to check that they're vaccinated after measles outbreak
# Infected
# Infected

Students told to check that they're vaccinated after measles outbreak

Apr 2nd 2014, 6:45 AM 8,537 Views 18 Comments

Two cases have been confirmed at NUI Galway in the first cases in the country so far this year.

# hpsc - Friday 14 February, 2014

It's that time of year again but have you got your flu jab?
# Warning
# Warning

It's that time of year again but have you got your flu jab?

Feb 14th 2014, 11:31 AM 7,805 Views 46 Comments

The HSE Health Protection Surveillance Centre has said the number of influenza-like illnesses has increased over the past week.

# hpsc - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Study finds 42 children in Ireland diagnosed with HIV
# HIV
# HIV

Study finds 42 children in Ireland diagnosed with HIV

Aug 17th 2013, 8:15 AM 9,688 Views 40 Comments

The research in the Irish Medical Journal found many of the children’s illnesses were diagnosed at an advanced stage.

# hpsc - Friday 9 August, 2013

Second case of leprosy reported in Ireland
# Leprosy
# Leprosy

Second case of leprosy reported in Ireland

Aug 9th 2013, 10:35 AM 21,188 Views 107 Comments

A male foreign national had a occurrence of the disease which he had contracted in a foreign country and has been treated in a north-east hospital.

# hpsc - Saturday 8 June, 2013

The median age for new HIV cases in Ireland? 33
# HIV Stats
# HIV Stats

The median age for new HIV cases in Ireland? 33

Jun 8th 2013, 7:00 AM 8,915 Views 42 Comments

New statistics show that the number of people with HIV in Ireland rose last year for the first time in four years.

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